Good morning, I'm meteorologist Ric Kearbey. It looks like a very nice Wednesday! Lots of sunshine and mainly dry weather with lower humidity. About 20 percent storm chances today, south and east of Tampa Bay.
As we head into the second half of the week a little more moisture will begin to move in which will bring back a small chance for a few isolated to scattered afternoon showers or storms. High temperatures will remain near 90 degrees.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria will be moving through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane with life-threatening winds, rain and storm surge. The storm will then begin to turn north through the southern Bahamas steering clear of Florida. While Maria is expected to stay clear of Florida we will likely still feel indirect impacts from the storm in the form of slightly breezy conditions this weekend into the beginning of next week.
Otherwise, expect tranquil weather to continue through the weekend into early next week.
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